World’s longest interconnector will link UK and Norway

The world’s longest electricity interconnector is set to be built between the UK and Norway, which is expected to improve energy security for both countries. National Grid signed an agreement with Norwegian power provider Statnett confirming plans for a 1.4GW submarine interconnector. It aims to have the 700km link operational by 2020. The companies are […]

Captain Scott’s research holds climate change clues

Tiny Antarctic marine creatures collected 100 years ago by explorer Captain Scott are giving scientists new clues about climate change. By comparing present-day specimens with those from Scott’s expeditions, researchers have found the first conclusive evidence of increased carbon uptake and storage by Antarctic marine life. Scientists examined annual growth bands in skeletons of sea-bed […]